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My Mac say's a program is running and can't shut down

by BabsN / March 4, 2005 2:17 AM PST

My G3 won't shut down. It tells me there is a program running and to quit first. There isn't anything running that I can see anywhere. I've run disc aid (or something) and it corrects an error from -1,0 to 1, 0 and then it will quit fine. But the next time I use my Mac and try to shut down it starts all over. Do you know what's going on?

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by BabsN / March 4, 2005 2:20 AM PST

I'm running OS 9.0.2

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 4, 2005 3:40 AM PST
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Sounds like a case of a corrupt system file somewhere.
Given that you are way behind in the OS 9.x.x race, latest is 9.2.2, the best thing you can do is to go online to the Apple site,
and download the OS 9.1 update and then the 9.2.1 update.
Before you do that though, get online and the go to the Apple Menu/Control Panels/Software Updates. That should find a whole bunch of stuff for your machine, including a firmware update or two.
Bringing your machine up to 9.2 will almost certainly solve the shut down problem. The updates are free, always a good price, and will solve a bunch of problems. Some you didn't even know you had.

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